Company Name:

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Adult Externship Track

Location:

Glen Oaks, New York

Population Served:

18-25, 26-64

Mandatory Days:

Monday after 12

Appropriate for:

Second Externship

Training Model

CBT

Posted

October 24, 2018

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Adult Externship Track

ADULT EXTERNSHIP TRACK

The Zucker Hillside Hospital

The Adult Externship track takes place in one of the following placements:

• Acute Care Concentration: Clinical Focus & Combined Clinical/Assessment Focus

• Health Psychology: Behavioral Health Concentration

• Health Psychology: Inpatient Medical Concentration

• Substance Abuse Concentration

• Perinatal Concentration

The externship is twelve months long and runs from September 3, 2019 through August 31, 2020  (accommodations will be made in the event that an extern will begin an internship before the end of the training year and may involve a temporarily increased workload to offset early termination). Externs are permitted the equivalent of four weeks of vacation (sixty-four hours) during the twelve-month training year; requests for time-off must be cleared with supervisors in advance. Externs will be encouraged to utilize all of their allotted vacation time; however, Externs will not be permitted to take the time off during the last two weeks of their placements in order to provide continuity of care for the patients. A total of two hours per week (i.e., one individual and one group) of supervision is provided for each extern.

Please note that there will be a one-time training on Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations (ideally scheduled early in the year) which is mandatory for any externs assigned to inpatient work. This training runs over two half days and two full days (i.e., 7/17/2019 1-4p, 7/18/19 8:30a-4p, 7/19/2019 8:30a-4p, and 8/14/2019 1-4p); externs will be expected to attend even if they would not be externing on those days.

ACUTE CARE CONCENTRATION (3 SLOTS EXPECTED FOR 2019 - 2020):

Externs in this concentration will center their training on the Acute Care Psychiatry (Adult Inpatient) Service. This service consists of eleven units with a total of 200+ beds where patients are treated for a range of severe psychopathological disorders. There are two separate sub-tracks within the Acute Care Concentration: the Clinical Focus (2 slots) and the Combined Clinical/Assessment (1 slot).

Clinical Focus: Externs would be assigned to work with a licensed psychologist on one of the inpatient units in applying empirically supported treatment approaches for group and individual psychotherapy. The service operates in the context of a multidisciplinary professional team. Externs may also have the opportunity to develop an apprentice relationship with the inpatient psychologist and to participate in team meetings, patient-staff community meetings and individual supervision. In addition, externs may participate in specialized training initiatives (such as the Office of Mental Health’s “Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations” program) as well as in program evaluation – opportunities which are sometimes only encountered post-internship. The psychology inpatient team at The Zucker Hillside Hospital has been coordinating the expansion of psychosocial approaches and has been involved in training other disciplines and in developing methods of evaluating progress. Aside from the exposure to their licensed supervisors, externs in this concentration may be able to share some clinical and educational experiences with psychology interns and psychology fellows rotating through this setting. In addition, externs are provided with a bi-weekly seminar designed to serve as a vehicle for case discussion as well as didactic clinical presentations by a diverse group of training faculty. Applicants to the Clinical Focus sub-track should be prepared to devote 16 hours over at least three nonconsecutive days a week in a seven-hour day/five-hour day/four-hour day configuration (Monday is a required full day). (For example: Monday 7 hours / Wednesday 5 hours / Thursday 4 hours.)

Combined Clinical/Assessment Focus: This extern position is available on the Women’s Behavioral Health Unit (psychiatric issues centric to women including trauma and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in addition to a wide range of acute illness including psychosis, depression, bipolar disorders, and personality disorders). This track emphasizes the involvement of psychology externs in coordination with an interdisciplinary team to conduct: empirically supported treatment approaches for group and individual psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic assessments, crisis intervention therapies, and expedited discharge to the next level of care. This position provides a combined clinical and assessment experiences. In regards to assessment, externs will learn how to perform the SCID I and SCID II interviews with acutely ill inpatients. Externs also have the opportunity to participate in the unit’s Perinatal Program as well as the DBT track and gain experience with patients diagnosed with personality disorders often engaging in self-injurious behavior. Externs will gain experience in leading a range of psychology group topics including goal setting, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and women’s issues. Externs will also be asked to administer flexible psychological test batteries which could possibly include the WAIS-IV, MMPI-2, Rorschach, PAI, or RBANS. Externs will be assigned 2-3 psychotherapy cases for 2x-3x /week sessions (depending on the needs of the patient and that patient's length of stay). Externs will participate in patient rounds, team meetings, community meetings, and weekly group supervision in addition to weekly individual supervision. Externs will also learn about inpatient treatment planning, rapid stabilization paradigms, discharge planning, and electronic charting. Applicants to the Combined Clinical/Assessment Focus sub-track should be prepared to devote 16 hours over two nonconsecutive eight-hour days per week or a seven-hour day/five-hour day/four-hour day configuration (Monday is a required full day in either case). (For example: Monday 8 hours/Thursday 8 hours or Monday 7 hours / Wednesday 5 hours / Thursday 4 hours.)

Seminar/Case Conference (1 hour every other week):

Externs participate in bi-weekly meetings held on Mondays at 3-4 PM. After initially serving as an extended orientation, the seminar meetings offer the opportunity for didactic presentations as well as case conferences. Psychology training faculty members rotate as leaders of these meetings, assuring the externs exposure to a variety of approaches and styles.

Psychological Testing Psychological testing is not currently offered as a routine training experience for psychology externs in the adult track (except in the Acute Care Concentration: Combined Clinical/Assessment Focus). However, interested externs may be apprised of testing opportunities as they arise. At times, externs have been paired with interns to work on testing cases. If desired, this voluntary experience may involve additional time beyond the 16 hours per week.

Customized Educational Experiences

While the current configuration of resources allows for the above-described experiences, it has sometimes been possible for externs to negotiate for other activities (such as neuropsychological testing, structured interviewing, research or work with other populations) to be included in their training. These tailored arrangements would need to be created once the extern has been accepted and with the approval of the externship leader and the relevant supervisors.

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION (1 SLOT EXPECTED):

This clinical training experience provides an advanced extern with experience in the areas of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Health Psychology. The extern will be a team member of the Behavioral Cardiology Service and the Northwell Division of General Internal Medicine’s primary care practice. Responsibilities will include conducting diagnostic and specialized health assessments, providing individual and group psychotherapy, and participating in the management of chronic medical conditions (e.g. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular conditions) through interdisciplinary intervention and case consultation. The extern will participate in a grant-funded program to enhance interprofessional education and training in primary care. Training will focus on consultation and brief treatment competencies essential to providing psychological services in outpatient medical settings. The extern’s responsibilities extend to the inpatient service, which is where the extern will spend a portion of the placement. The Behavioral Cardiology inpatient experience will take place on various cardiac units throughout the hospital including intensive care and post-surgical cardiothoracic. Responsibilities will include conducting behavioral health screens, adherence assessments, and brief cognitive assessments with a focus on facilitating adjustment to illness and supporting behavioral change. The extern will utilize the stages of change model and use motivational interviewing techniques to help patients modify cardiac risk behaviors. Research opportunities will be available and independent research encouraged. This experience involves a commitment of two full business days (for a total of 16 hours per week).Thursday is a required full day. Externs in this track are encouraged to attend the Monday afternoon seminar for adult track externs (described in the previous section) but if one’s schedule does not permit, attendance is not mandatory.

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: INPATIENT MEDICAL CONCENTRATION (1 SLOT EXPECTED):

This is a clinical training experience that will provide experience in the area of clinical health psychology. The extern’s responsibilities will include conducting cognitive screening assessments, providing individual short-term psychotherapy, creating behavior plans for patients exhibiting behaviors that interfere with medical care, and participating in the management of acute medical conditions through interdisciplinary intervention and case consultation. The extern will participate in interdisciplinary daily rounds and consult with medicine, nursing, psychiatry, social work, and case management. Externs in this placement must be available either for the Monday adult didactic described above or C/L case conference Thursday mornings. A total of 16 hours per week is required.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE CONCENTRATION (1 SLOT EXPECTED):

The extern in this concentration will center his/her training on The Drug Abuse Evaluation Health and Referral Services (DAEHRS) at The Zucker Hillside Hospital. This service consists of providing personalized treatment in a comprehensive outpatient treatment program to community members whose lives have been impacted by alcohol and drug abuse problems. Clients and their families receive treatment from an experienced, caring, multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. This is a unique opportunity for an advanced extern, who would like to learn more about treating individuals who have a dependence or abuse condition, along with a co-existing psychiatric concern. The extern will be provided with an individual psychotherapy case-load with the utilization of various treatment modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness therapies. The extern will co-facilitate a DBT group and one other group. The extern will also administer a weekly intake and at least one psychological testing case for the year. The extern will also have an opportunity to provide treatment to significant others experiencing adverse effects of a close relationship with an individual who has a substance dependence or abuse condition to the extent that this relationship interferes with the ability to function normally. Suitable candidates should be entering their third year (or higher) of doctoral training and prior clinical (i.e., psychotherapy) experience is highly preferred. One extern slot is expected for 2019-2020.

PERINATAL CONCENTRATION (1 SLOT EXPECTED):

This is a clinical training experience that will provide experience in the area of perinatal mental health. The extern will be a therapist in the Perinatal Psychiatry Program that services women and their partners who are preconception planning, prenatal, postpartum, having difficulties with infertility and/or may have experienced perinatal loss The extern’s responsibilities will mostly include individual therapy as well as other clinical responsibilities such as treatment planning, group therapy, screenings and assessments, as well as some case management. The extern will participate on an interdisciplinary team. Externs in this placement must be available for the Monday adult didactic described above. They will also have the opportunity for a didactic once monthly and therapist case conference on Tuesday afternoons. A total of 16 hours per week is required.  

Applicant Eligibility: Adult Externship Track

The applicant must be a candidate for the Ph.D. or Psy.D. in a psychology program in clinical, counseling, school, health, or other relevant area of professional psychology, or be enrolled in a qualified re-specialization program. Applicants should have at least one year of prior externship or practicum experience in clinical settings (i.e., for most applicants, they will be in the third or fourth year of graduate school).

Application Procedure: To apply, upload the following materials to the APA Externship portal at https://psychpracticum.apa.org/ :

• a cover letter (please indicate which Concentration you are applying to),

• your résumé or Curriculum Vitae,

• two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources,

• a de-identified sample of your work (a case summary),

• a letter from the head of your doctoral training program attesting to your good standing in the program and your readiness for practicum training.

Please make sure that it includes your DCT’s email address. If you are unable for some reason to access and use the portal (only), please contact Dr. Jimmy Kim at jkim@northwell.edu for direction.

Please Note: In your cover letter, please indicate which one site is your preference:

• Acute Care Concentration [Clinical Focus]

• Acute Care Concentration [Combined Clinical/Assessment Focus]

• Health Psychology: Behavioral Health Concentration

• Health Psychology: Inpatient Medical Concentration

• Substance Abuse Concentration

• Perinatal Concentration

If you would like to be considered for another other site, you may indicate that as a second or third choice. Qualified students will be interviewed for their preferred site. In some cases, applicants may be granted interviews for multiple placements.

You may be contacted for an interview by department staff. On interview, bring a copy of your most recent graduate school transcript (a photocopy is acceptable; if accepted into the externship a registrar’s original will be required). In compliance with the guidelines promulgated by the regional psychology doctoral programs and accepted by the Psychology Directors of New York State, please do not send any application materials before January 22, 2019.

Given the high volume of applications that are received, we give priority to those students who submit their applications from the period of Tuesday, January 22nd at 9am EST until Friday, January 25th at 5pm EST. After that time, your application may be considered for a second round of interviews for any of our placements that remain unfilled.


Company Name:

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Adult Externship Track

Location:

Glen Oaks, New York

Population Served:

18-25

Mandatory Days:

Monday after 12

Appropriate for:

Second Externship

Training Model

CBT

Posted

October 24, 2018

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